2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    Mar 21, 2023  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business, A.A.

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Business programs at community colleges and universities include courses and majors in general business, accounting, finance, marketing, and management. The following recommendations apply to programs in all of these fields. These are suggested courses which are designed to satisfy requirements in the Associate in Arts Degree at Prairie State College and to provide the basis for transferring to a university.

Suggested Curriculum

I. General Education Core (38-40)

Area A: Communication (9 credits)

Area B: Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credits)

Select three courses from the list for Area B  with at least one course from humanities and one course from fine arts.

Area C: Mathematics (4-5 credits)

Select one math course from:

Area D: Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credits)

Select one life science course and one physical science course from the list for Area D . One course must have a lab component.

Area E: Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credits)

Select three courses in at least two different disciplines from the list for Area E  including:

II. Area of Concentration/Major Field (14)

III. Electives (8-10)

  • 3 hrs transfer credit *
  • *Recommended at the freshman/sophomore level by some, but not all universities.  This is taught as an upper division course for some universities.  Check with your intended transfer destination before taking this course. 

    Select additional courses from the list of Courses Approved for Transfer  or contact the universities you are considering.

Special note:

Courses such as Principles of Management and Principles of Marketing are considered junior-level or upper-division courses at most universities. Some universities, though, will accept these courses as elective credit (but it often will not count toward the hours you need for a major in business). Some have provisions for validating this credit. In this case, a student may be requested to take a proficiency examination, take the next course in sequence, or take a specific CLEP subject examination. Students are strongly advised to consult the information for the school of their choice before registering for these courses.

Required A.A. Degree Program Total: 62 credits

Each college and university has its own major requirements and transfer policies. Consult the schools you are considering and a PSC advisor to discuss courses and their transferability.

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